Ibanez has produced its own guitar designs ever since the late 80's and early 90's were an important period for the Ibanez brand. Hoshino Gakki's relationship with Frank Zappa's former guitarist Steve Vai resulted in the introduction of the Ibanez JEM and the Ibanez Universe models, and after the earlier successes of the Roadstar and Iceman models in the late 70's /early 80's, Hoshino Gakki entered the superstrat market with the RG (Rock Guitar) series which were a lower priced version of the JEM model Ibanez guitar.
With the help of Steve Vai and Joe Satriani Ibanez were able to create very popular models that were driven by artist needs, not marketing, which made Ibanez unique in the field. Ibanez also was very quick to endorse other new shredders of the time, like Paul Gilbert and jazz players, including Frank Gambale, Pat Metheny and George Benson.
As tastes changed in the 2000s from Grunge to Nu-Metal, Ibanez remained relevant, as dropped tunings which the over-engineered Ibanez guitars handle well became a firm foundation for a new generation of players. And with the rediscovery of 7-string Universe models which Steve Vai had made for him years earlier. This made Ibanez the most suitable guitar for the most popular bands around at that time, including Korn and Limp Bizkit.
Want to play fast? Buy an Ibanez Guitar. The Ibanez SA series and Ibanez RG series of Electric Guitars have taken the world by storm. Electric Guitar players world wide go for these slick playing sound kings. Also, try out the Ibanez Bass range. Ibanez GSR and Ibanez SR bass guitars are amazingly affordable for the quality you get. Start gigging today with Ibanez guitars.
At Musicstreet we still make sure every one of our Ibanez guitars is setup to perfection before it leaves the store. We offer various finance options on all instruments over £300 so that you can spread the cost a little. We also we consider part exchange against one of our new Ibanez guitars.